Nigeria restarts domestic flights amid easing coronavirus restrictions

8 July 2020, 9:14 PM
Nigeria resumed domestic flights on Wednesday after a hiatus of around three months as Africa’s most populous country relaxes restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the new coronavirus.
Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa moves to stop Chamisa’s election court challenge 16 August 2018, 1:39 PM

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has filed submissions in the land’s highest court opposing a court challenge to his victory by main opposition leader Nelson Chamisa, one of his lawyers said on Wednesday.

War and Ebola: A double nightmare in eastern DR Congo 16 August 2018, 6:28 AM

First came the war, which developed into a brutal, bloody tussle between militias who abused civilians or killed them.

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Ugandan MP beaten up after president’s convoy stoned 15 August 2018, 8:25 PM

Ugandan legislator Francis Zaake, detained after the president's convoy was stoned, has been "brutalised" by security personnel, an opposition figure said on Wednesday as images of the bruised lawmaker emerged on social media.

Soumaila Cisse said on Monday he would reject the results of the vote.
Mali urged to restrain after opposition leader rejects results 15 August 2018, 2:46 PM

The United Nations (UN) and European Union (EU) called for restraint in Mali on Tuesday after the opposition candidate said he would reject the results of a presidential run-off.

Mnangagwa has called on the country to move on from its disputed elections.
Zanu-PF opposes MDC’s election bid 15 August 2018, 12:05 PM

Zimbabwe's governing Zanu-PF party has filed court papers at the country's Constitutional Court to oppose the MDC-Alliance's challenge to the recent election results.

Gloves off amid tension in Lesotho’s ruling party 15 August 2018, 7:59 AM

Tensions that have been simmering in Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane's All Basotho Convention have come to a head.

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Tunisia denies migrants arrested on way to Italy were ‘terrorists’ 15 August 2018, 6:14 AM

Tunisian authorities on Tuesday denied accusations by Italy that migrants it arrested as they tried to cross the Mediterranean for Italian shores were "terrorists".

Ibrahim Boubacar Keita casting his vote
Mali president claims election victory amid fraud accusations 14 August 2018, 7:45 PM

Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has won re-election "comfortably" based on his campaign's vote count, his spokesman said on Tuesday, dismissing claims from the opposition that they won.

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Nigeria’s state oil company considers refinery partnerships 14 August 2018, 5:54 PM

Nigeria's state oil company could allow private investors to install two refineries on two of its sites, it said on Tuesday.

Yoweri Museveni
Uganda police arrest three MP’s after stones thrown at Museveni’s convoy 14 August 2018, 3:04 PM

Ugandan police arrested three opposition lawmakers and scores of others after stones were thrown at the convoy of President Yoweri Museveni, who has ruled the country since 1986.

Zimbabwean soldiers
Zimbabwe commemorates Defence Force’s Day on Tuesday 14 August 2018, 8:01 AM

Zimbabwe will on Tuesday commemorate Defence Force's Day.

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Rights groups slam Egypt 5 years after deadly protest crackdown 14 August 2018, 6:34 AM

Global rights groups have slammed Egyptian authorities for failing to prosecute members of the security forces over a bloody 2013 crackdown on protesters that left hundreds dead.

Soumaila Cisse
Mali opposition leader rejects election results 13 August 2018, 8:39 PM

Malian opposition candidate Soumaila Cisse said on Monday he would reject the results of a presidential runoff marred by accusations of fraud, violence and low turnout, calling on the population "to rise up."

President Joseph Kabila smiling
UN welcomes steps taken in DRC electoral process 13 August 2018, 8:25 PM

The United Nations Security Council has welcomed steps taken recently in the electoral process in the Democratic Republic of Congo, particularly President Joseph Kabila's decision not to seek an additional term in office.

Members of the Mozambican forces
Mozambique police name “ringleaders” behind Islamist threat 13 August 2018, 7:28 PM

Mozambique's security forces have identified six men they regard as the ringleaders of a nascent Islamist insurgency that has killed over 100 people in the north, and called on local people to help capture them, news agency Lusa reported on Monday.

Beji Caid Essebsi seated
Tunisian president proposes inheritance equality for women, with exceptions 13 August 2018, 3:13 PM

Tunisia’s president on Monday proposed giving women equal inheritance rights despite protests from thousands of people objecting to any challenge to Islamic law.

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Mnangagwa urges Zimbabweans to move on after post-election unrest 13 August 2018, 3:03 PM

President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Monday said Zimbabweans should now unite to rebuild the economy and put behind them the election period that saw six people being killed after the army stepped in to quell post-election protests this month.

Jihadist threats kept many polling places shut in Mali election 13 August 2018, 1:52 PM

Threats by jihadist militants forced hundreds of polling stations in Mali to stay closed during Sunday's presidential run-off, the government said on Monday.

‘No justice’ over bloody Egypt protest crackdown 5 years on: HRW 13 August 2018, 12:35 PM

Egypt is yet to prosecute members of the security forces over a bloody 2013 crackdown on protesters that left hundreds dead, Human Rights Watch said Monday, urging "justice" for the killings.

Zimbabweans celebrating in the past
Zimbabweans celebrate Heroes day on Monday 13 August 2018, 7:05 AM

Thousands of Zimbabweans are expected to gather at the country's national shrine the Heroes Acre in Harare as they celebrate men and women who fought for the liberation of Zimbabwe.

Mali counts votes after poll worker slain 13 August 2018, 5:53 AM

Vote counting was under way across Mali on Monday after a tense presidential runoff in which a poll worker was killed and 100 polling stations were forced to close due to the security threat from Islamist militants.

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa
Zanu-PF expected to file papers to oppose MDC Alliance’s election results challenge 12 August 2018, 9:43 PM

Zanu-PF is expected to file opposing papers in Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court on Monday against the MDC alliance's application to have the July 30 poll results nullified.

Voters in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe upbeat ahead of Heroes Day commemorations despite political tensions 12 August 2018, 9:18 PM

On Monday, Zimbabwe commemorates Heroes Day.

Muslim Brotherhood's leader Mohamed Badie behind bars
‘Court jails Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leader for life’ 12 August 2018, 4:52 PM

The head of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and other leaders of the banned group were sentenced to life in prison on Sunday, judicial sources said, on charges of incitement to murder and violence during protests five years ago. 

Mali’s ‘Highway of Death’ highlights jihadist peril 12 August 2018, 7:06 AM

"Hotspot ahead!" The curt message comes over the radio, warning troops aboard the eight-vehicle UN peacekeeping convoy to check their weapons one more time and go on maximum alert.

Court bid puts brakes on Mnangagwa’s inauguration 12 August 2018, 7:04 AM

Zimbabweans are dealing with the inevitable; the presidential inauguration will not go ahead as planned on Sunday, pending the determination of the Constitutional Court.

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Morocco authorities force hundreds of migrants out of north 11 August 2018, 9:00 PM

Moroccan authorities have forcefully relocated hundreds of migrants in recent days from camps and homes in the kingdom's north, a local official and a rights group said Saturday.

Zanu-PF official during a briefing
Heroes Day, Defence Forces Day to go ahead in Zim despite electoral issues 11 August 2018, 6:46 PM

ZANU PF Chief Organiser Engelbert Rugeje says the court challenge will not stop the celebrations for 'Heroes Day' and 'Defence Forces Day' which fall on Monday and Tuesday.

President Uhuru Kenyatta
Kenya arrests two top officials for suspected corruption 11 August 2018, 2:26 PM

Kenyan authorities have arrested the head of the agency that manages public land and the boss of the state railway on suspicion of corruption over land allocation for the new $3-billion flagship Nairobi-Mombasa railway.

General elections took place in Zimbabwe last month.
Allow due process to unfold in Zimbabwe: Ramaphosa 11 August 2018, 6:56 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on all those involved in the developments happening in Zimbabwe following the general elections last month to wait for due processes to take place.